St Neots grind out Desborough win

UCL Premier --- St Neots 2-1 Desborough Town --- ST NEOTS dug out the three points they needed but were far from convincing against Desborough Town. The home team lacked inspiration and needed a header from Greg Usher four minutes from the end to seal t

UCL Premier ---

St Neots 2-1 Desborough Town ---

ST NEOTS dug out the three points they needed but were far from convincing against Desborough Town.

The home team lacked inspiration and needed a header from Greg Usher four minutes from the end to seal the three points.


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Saints got off to a great start when Jon Mitchell, making his first start for three games, latched onto Paul Garrett's lofted pass to lob the ball into the net against his former team.

The goal seemed set to pave the way for a home victory, but Saints did not find the second goal they needed or the composure required to control the game.

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After 13 minutes Desborough struck back with one of their only attacks of the half. David Coleman received the ball on left-hand side of the St Neots area and with no team-mates to cross to, measured a curling shot into the far top corner of Luke McShane's goal.

Neots had the lion's share of possession but as the tempo dropped so did the home team's fluency. Saints seemed to lack ideas, resorting to sending long balls up to Liam Harrold to knock on for Jon Mitchell in an attempt to create some momentum.

McShane twice had to save smartly from Jason Turner to prevent Desborough going ahead, though the visitors' began to be pegged back in their own area as the second half wore on.

Harrold and Mitchell both had chances to secure the points for Saints, but it took the introduction of Usher for Neots to find a winner.

With four minutes left, the diminutive substitute rose to meet Garrett's cutback from the byline and planted a header into the back of the net to seal a scrappy win for Saints.

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